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Raúl Esparza headlines this inspired new musical.

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Jessica Phillips on Stepping Into the Spotlight Opposite Raúl Esparza in Leap of Faith

Jessica Phillips on Stepping Into the Spotlight Opposite Raúl Esparza in Leap of Faith

Age & Hometown: 40; Nashville, Tennessee

Current Role: Keeping the town of Sweetwater, Kansas safe from the antics of razzle-dazzle con artist Jonas Nightingale (Raúl Esparza) as sheriff Marla McGowan in Leap of Faith.

Taking the Lead: Although this strong-voiced actress made her Broadway debut more than a decade ago in The Scarlet Pimpernel, she deserves “fresh face” status for ...

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Hallelujah! Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza, Opens on Broadway

Hallelujah! Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza, Opens on Broadway

The musical adaptation of Leap of Faith opens on April 26 at Broadway's St. James Theatre, starring Raúl EsparzaJessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, the show features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Janus Cercone and Warren Leight and choreography by Sergio Trujillo.



Based on the 1992 ...

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Are You Ready For a Miracle? How Leap of Faith Jumped From the Movie Screen to Broadway

Are You Ready For a Miracle? How Leap of Faith Jumped From the Movie Screen to Broadway

Leap of Faiththe rousing gospel-tinged musical that follows the escapades of part-time reverend and full-time con artist Jonas Nightingale, is raising spirits at Broadway's St. James Theatre, where it opens on April 26. Read on to get the good word on a show that gives audiences something to believe in.


Practice What You Preach
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Take a Spirited Video First Look at Raúl Esparza & Jessica Phillips in Leap of Faith

Take a Spirited Video First Look at Raúl Esparza & Jessica Phillips in Leap of Faith

Get ready to catch the spirit as Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum get jumping in the gospel-tinged new musical Leap of Faith at the St. James Theatre. Featuring a rousing score by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and a book by Janus Cercone, Leap of Faith tells the story of Jonas Nightingale (Esparza). The part-time reverend ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Rank Their Favorite Musical Numbers from Leap of Faith Star Raúl Esparza

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Rank Their Favorite Musical Numbers from Leap of Faith Star Raúl Esparza

As four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza preps for the April 26 opening of Leap of Faith, Broadway.com asked readers which of Esparza’s powerful vocal performances is their favorite. Choosing from an array of Broadway recordings and YouTube favorties, fans narrowed down the songbird’s illustrious career to three rocking tunes. Check out the results below!

1. “Being ...

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Weekend Poll: Which Raúl Esparza Vocal Performance Is Your Favorite?

Weekend Poll: Which Raúl Esparza Vocal Performance Is Your Favorite?

Raúl Esparza headlines the new musical Leap of Faith, which officially opens at the St. James Theatre on April 26. Esparza has enjoyed an acclaimed career on Broadway in both plays and musicals, though it’s his distinct singing voice that has made him a marquee name. From re-imagining tunes in revivals of Rocky Horror and Company to creating ...

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Take a Miraculous First Look at Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza

Take a Miraculous First Look at Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza
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Are you ready for a miracle? Leap of Faith has jumped to the Great White Way, starring Raúl Esparza, Jessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum, and we’ve got a sneak peek at the cast in action. Based on the 1992 film of the same name, the musical adaption follows full-time reverend and part-time con artist Jonas Nightingale (Esparza) as ...

Leap of Faith Star Raúl Esparza Is Taking Your Questions!

Leap of Faith Star Raúl Esparza Is Taking Your Questions!

Call him the razzle-dazzle chameleon of the Great White Way. Raúl Esparza has transformed into some of the most memorable characters on Broadway, from the quiet and calculating Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show and quirky flying-car inventor Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to Charlie Fox, the sly movie producer in Speed-the-Plow and the flamboyant Phillip ...

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Exclusive! Watch Raúl Esparza Dish with Alan Menken on the ‘Delicious’ Score of Leap of Faith

Exclusive! Watch Raúl Esparza Dish with Alan Menken on the ‘Delicious’ Score of Leap of Faith

Four-time Tony nominee Raúl Esparza and eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken sat down at the birthplace of the Tony Award, Sardi’s Restaurant, to jump into the gospel-tinged tunes of Leap of Faith. “It’s a delicious show,” Esparza exclaims. “The greatest thing about Broadway is that it’s live and that it changes every night. It’s never ...

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Step Into the Light as Previews Begin for Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza

Step Into the Light as Previews Begin for Leap of Faith, Starring Raúl Esparza

Raúl EsparzaJessica Phillips and Kendra Kassebaum headline the musical adaptation of Leap of Faithas previews begin April 3 at the St. James Theatre. Directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley, the new Broadway musical will officially open on April 26. The show will feature music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Janus Cercone and ...

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